VMV Racing makes Nitrocross change after World RX exit – EAST AUTO NEWS

VMV Racing makes Nitrocross change after World RX exit

Belgian rallycross workforce VMV Racing will be part of the Nitrocross subject later this season with a two-car effort within the collection’ headline Group E class.

Viktor Vranckx will drive one of many workforce’s entries, debuting at Glen Helen Raceway in California on December 9-10. The motive force of the workforce’s second automotive will probably be confirmed at a later date.

“With the unbelievable efficiency of the FC1-X mixed with the world-class subject of Group E, Nitrocross is the largest and most enjoyable problem of my profession,” stated Vranckx. “Nitrocross drivers are the most effective on this planet. I think about lots of them my heroes and I virtually can’t imagine I’ll have the prospect to race them.”

The workforce’s transfer Stateside comes within the wake of its departure from the World Rallycross-supporting RX2e class – which it received final 12 months with Vranckx. The squad publicly declared its displeasure at top-level RX1e rivals being allowed to compete within the improvement class after their very own season was halted after a significant hearth at Lydden Hill, declaring, “sadly, we really feel the title battle has been biased by the final announcement and that the championship values should not aligned anymore with VMV Racing’s imaginative and prescient of the game.”

Vranckx will make his Nitrocross debut at Glen Helen Raceway in December. Qnigan/Nitrocross

The World RX1e season has been on-hold for the reason that British spherical in July when Particular ONE Racing’s paddock space and race automobiles have been destroyed by a hearth. An investigation into the trigger by World RX and drivetrain producer Kriesel is ongoing.

VMV Racing workforce principal Bert Vranckx added that Nitrocross’ speedy development additionally made it a gorgeous choice for the workforce’s subsequent step.

“The collection’ tracks, the media protection, the competition ambiance of the occasion and the social media attain make Nitrocross an unparalleled property,” he stated. “Nitrocross is the subsequent evolution of motorsport and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”

VMV Racing’s addition to the Nitrocross subject implies that there are actually 15 everlasting franchise holders within the class, the fruits of an $11 million funding within the class because it debuted final 12 months.

“We welcome VMV Racing to Nitrocross and look ahead to seeing Viktor in motion behind the wheel in Group E,” stated Nitrocross president Brett Clarke. “We’re honored that Bert and the VMV Racing workforce put their religion in Nitrocross and we’re excited to supply a platform for the subsequent era of expertise, like Viktor, to take their careers to the subsequent stage.”

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